Synergy in Action

ISCTM 2020 Autumn Conference- Speakers’ Corner

Thank you for agreeing to participate as a presenter and/or chairperson at the upcoming ISCTM 2020 Autumn Conference. This page contains all the links you will need for submitting information to the ISCTM, as well as information we hope you find helpful for your planning. 

22-23 September 2020
Boston Park Plaza
Boston, MA USA
(Housing to be booked through ISCTM during registration process.  Do not contact the hotel directly.
Details below)

STEP 1:  Complete the Online Confirmation and Agreement

STEP 2: Please Email Biographical Paragraph and Photo

2500 characters max (including spaces)

STEP 3: Register for the Meeting

Meeting announcements will be sent In early June. At that time, you will be asked to process registration.  Your registration fee will be waived.  You will also be able to reserve housing as part of the registration process.  Do not contact the hotel.  

STEP 4: Please Email Abstract

Abstract, for inclusion in the program book, should be submitted after the first session development call with chairs, but no later than 11 August 2020. Abstract should be in paragraph form, < 300 words and contain no tables.

STEP 5:  Presentation Slide Requirements and Submission Schedule

— Template: Widescreen format (16×9); company/university logo to appear only on the first slide.  ISCTM will supply a slide template for your use, however, use of this template is not required.  REMINDER: Disclosures must be included in slide presentation.
—Draft: Chairs will advise according to your session’s agenda development telecon schedule.

— Final: Bring flash drive to onsite registration desk the morning of your session, no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of the meeting day. 

STEP 6:  Chairs/Co-Chairs – Publication Information

To facilitate dissemination of information discussed during ISCTM meetings, we encourage publications from ISCTM sessions. Chairs will discuss during the session development calls. (ISCTM Publication Guidelines)

Travel Arrangements:
In order to meet ISCTM’s fiscal responsibilities, the Society endeavors to operate its meetings as close to break even as possible, hopefully in the black. The Executive does not wish to raise additional revenue through increasing registration fees, so we must keep a close watch on expenses.  Therefore, we ask speakers requesting reimbursement to keep this in mind when arranging travel, specifically, to book flights enough ahead of travel dates to take advantage of the lower fares. (ISCTM Speaker Reimbursement Policy)

Agenda at a Glance

Day 1: Tuesday, 22 September 2020
7:00 Onsite Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast
8:30-12:15 Implications of pediatric initiatives on CNS drug development for all ages
1:30-3:45 Special challenges when including pediatric populations in drug development efforts
4:10-5:45 Working Groups – Session 1
5:45-7:15 Poster Session / Reception
Day 2: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
7:00 Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast
7:30-9:15 Working Groups – Session 2
9:30-12:30 Parallel Sessions
  A. Patient-centric designs: Involving patients and families with examples from Orphan Diseases
B. Borderline personality disorder: Clinical development challenges and opportunities in the current regulatory environment
1:30-4:15 Toward personalized medicine: Methodologic challenges in implementing clinical trials
4:15 Meeting adjourns


ISCTM Contact Information

Philip Harvey Chair, Scientific Program Committee
Carlotta McKeeExecutive Director, ISCTM
Mary Bea HardingAssociate Director, ISCTM
Linda Hutchinson – Project Manager, ISCTM
Phone:  +1.615.383.7688